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Sideboard. Mahogany with causurina (she-oak), bird's-eye-maple, crotch-birch, African mahogany veneers, cherry cross-grained moldings on the edges of the tops; eastern white pine and cherry upper-case secondary wood. Two-tiered facade features veneers of maple birch and rosewood; turned wooden drawer pulls. Rests on six turned legs with collar-and-ring turnings just beneath the case with tapered, turned midsections. Thick ring turnings at the feet.
eastern white pine (wood)
Made of curly maple and walnut, this impressive sideboard produced by John and Thomas Seymour was manufactured in Boston c. 1800. It is believed to have been a wedding gift for Charles Barrett Jr. and Martha Minot when they moved into the Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. The continuity of this piece in the Barrett House collection is highlighted by Martha Minot Barrett's 1842 inventory, which lists the sideboard in entry".
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),
Attributed to Seymour, Thomas, 1771-1848 (Maker)
Probably Seymour, John (Maker)
46 5/8 x 70 1/8 x 26 1/3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
Massachusetts (United States)
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